The family of late President Richard Nixon are said to be relieved that someone is finally taking over the mantle as the go-to reference for political corruption.
With rumours of foreign influence, collusion with foreign states and simply having the presidency handed to him by the Russians, President Trump has sought to make all of that go away by firing the person leading the investigation into him.
Richard Nixon’s grandson, Chuck Nixon, told us, “Our family has dealt with this for many, many years – people talk about political corruption, and they talk about my grandad.
“I know Trump is a bit of a crook – you only have to look at some of his business dealings to see that – but never in my wildest dreams did I think he’d be taking over the poster boy for White House corruption so soon.
“Nixonian behaviour will soon be called Trumpian behaviour, and for that alone, he will forever have my thanks.
“Of course, his kids and grandkids will have to live with the stigma, but thankfully it seems none of them is even remotely affected by emotions such as shame or embarrassment.”
A GOP source commented that firing the people investigating you is a perfectly sensible political tactic, and that Trump should be congratulated for doing it in the open, instead of trying to hide it like someone really corrupt else would.
Our source concluded, “You have to remember, when he said he was going to drain the swamp, he meant of anyone carrying a badge who was looking at him funny.”